|Niels Diffrient rethinks the way we sit down - TED.com|
Design legend Niels Diffrient talks about his life in industrial design (and the reason he became a designer instead of a jet pilot). He details his quest to completely rethink the office chair starting from one fundamental data set: the human body.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; business; design; technology; work; 2002
|The Raspyni Brothers juggle and jest - TED.com|
Illustrious jugglers the Raspyni Brothers show off their uncanny balance, agility, coordination and willingness to sacrifice (others). Now, if you'll just stand completely still...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; collaboration; entertainment; humor; physics; 2002
|Mae Jemison on teaching arts and sciences together - TED.com|
Mae Jemison is an astronaut, a doctor, an art collector, a dancer ... Telling stories from her own education and from her time in space, she calls on educators to teach both the arts and sciences, both intuition and logic, as one -- to create bold thinkers.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; art; arts; dance; education; future; science; space; technology; 2002
|Michael Moschen juggles rhythm and motion - TED.com|
Michael Moschen puts on a quietly mesmerizing show of juggling. Don't think juggling is an art? You might just change your mind after watching Moschen in motion.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; MacArthur grant; dance; entertainment; math; music; physics; sports; TED2002; 2002
|Keith Bellows on the camel's hump - TED.com|
Keith Bellows gleefully outlines the engineering marvels of the camel, a vital creature he calls "the SUV of the desert." Though he couldn't bring a live camel to TED, he gets his camera crew as close as humanly possible to a one-ton beast in full rut.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; animals; energy; entertainment; global issues; sex; transportation; 2002
|Ben Katchor's comics of bygone New York - TED.com|
In this captivating talk from the TED archive, cartoonist Ben Katchor reads from his comic strips. These perceptive, surreal stories find the profound hopes and foibles of history (and modern New York) preserved in objects like light switches and signs.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; New York; art; book; cities; humor; 2002
|Moshe Safdie on building uniqueness - TED.com|
Looking back over his long career, architect Moshe Safdie delves into four of his design projects and explains how he labored to make each one truly unique for its site and its users.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; collaboration; creativity; design; museums; visualizations; TED2002; 2002
|Robert Full on engineering and evolution - TED.com|
Insects and animals have evolved some amazing skills -- but, as Robert Full notes, many animals are actually over-engineered. The trick is to copy only what's necessary. He shows how human engineers can learn from animals' tricks.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; animals; design; evolution; robots; science; technology; transportation; TED2002; 2002
|Chris Anderson on TED's nonprofit transition - TED.com|
Chris Anderson gave this talk in 2002, prior to taking over leadership of TED. Founder Richard Saul Wurman was leaving, and TED's future was in the balance. He seeks to persuade TEDsters that what was then a for-profit conference had a secure future as an idea-based nonprofit endeavor.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; business; community; culture; global issues; philanthropy; philosophy; technology; 2002
|Pamelia Kurstin plays the theremin - TED.com|
Virtuoso Pamelia Kurstin performs and discusses her theremin, the not-just-for-sci-fi electronic instrument that is played without being touched. Songs include "Autumn Leaves," "Lush Life" and David Mash’s "Listen, Words Are Gone."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; live music; music; performance; technology; 2002
|Jane Goodall on what separates us from the apes - TED.com|
Jane Goodall hasn't found the missing link, but she's come closer than nearly anyone else. The primatologist says the only real difference between humans and chimps is our sophisticated language. She urges us to start using it to change the world.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; Africa; Featured; animals; culture; environment; global issues; nature; primates; science; 2002
|Christopher Deam restyles the Airstream - TED.com|
In this low-key, image-packed talk from 2002, designer Christopher C. Deam talks about his makeover of an American classic: the Airstream travel trailer.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; creativity; design; exploration; materials; transportation; 2002
|George Dyson on Project Orion - TED.com|
Author George Dyson spins the story of Project Orion, a massive, nuclear-powered spacecraft that could have taken us to Saturn in five years. His insider’s perspective and a secret cache of documents bring an Atomic Age dream to life.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; NASA; future; history; physics; rocket science; science; space; storytelling; technology; TED2002; 2002
|Frank Gehry asks "Then what?" - TED.com|
In a wildly entertaining discussion with Richard Saul Wurman, architect Frank Gehry gives TEDsters his take on the power of failure, his recent buildings, and the all-important “Then what?” factor.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; architecture; arts; business; creativity; culture; design; interview; invention; 2002
|David Kelley on human-centered design - TED.com|
IDEO’s David Kelley says that product design has become much less about the hardware and more about the user experience. He shows video of this new, broader approach, including footage from the Prada store in New York.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; arts; collaboration; creativity; culture; design; museums; philanthropy; shopping; water; 2002
|Stephen Petranek counts down to Armageddon - TED.com|
How might the world end? Stephen Petranek lays out the challenges that face us in the drive to preserve the human race. Will we be wiped out by an asteroid? Eco-collapse? How about a particle collider gone wild?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; climate change; future; global issues; humanity; space; technology; 2002
|Emily Levine's theory of everything - TED.com|
Philosopher-comedian Emily Levine talks (hilariously) about science, math, society and the way everything connects. She's a brilliant trickster, poking holes in our fixed ideas and bringing hidden truths to light. Settle in and let her ping your brain.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; cognitive science; comedy; entertainment; humor; philosophy; science; technology; 2002
|Kary Mullis celebrates the experiment - TED.com|
Biochemist Kary Mullis talks about the basis of modern science: the experiment. Sharing tales from the 17th century and from his own backyard-rocketry days, Mullis celebrates the curiosity, inspiration and rigor of good science in all its forms.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; DNA; biology; curiosity; history; microbiology; science; technology; TED2002; 2002
|Bill Strickland makes change with a slide show - TED.com|
Bill Strickland tells a quiet and astonishing tale of redemption through arts, music, and unlikely partnerships.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; MacArthur grant; activism; arts; children; culture; education; philanthropy; 2002
|Natalie MacMaster fiddles in reel time - TED.com|
Violinist Natalie MacMaster and TED Musical Director Thomas Dolby play Dolby’s original song “Blue Is a River” in this ethereal duet -- with a little dancing.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; Featured; entertainment; history; music; performance; short talk; violin; 2002
|Arthur Ganson makes moving sculpture - TED.com|
Sculptor and engineer Arthur Ganson talks about his work -- kinetic art that explores deep philosophical ideas and is gee-whiz fun to look at.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; art; arts; design; engineering; entertainment; humor; philosophy; 2004
|Chris Bangle says great cars are Art - TED.com|
American designer Chris Bangle explains his philosophy that car design is an art form in its own right, with an entertaining -- and ultimately moving -- account of the BMW Group's Deep Blue project, intended to create the SUV of the future.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; arts; business; cars; design; industrial design; invention; technology; transportation; 2002
|Dan Dennett on dangerous memes - TED.com|
Starting with the simple tale of an ant, philosopher Dan Dennett unleashes a devastating salvo of ideas, making a powerful case for the existence of memes -- concepts that are literally alive.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; consumerism; culture; faith; meme; philosophy; religion; 2002
|Richard Dawkins on militant atheism - TED.com|
Richard Dawkins urges all atheists to openly state their position -- and to fight the incursion of the church into politics and science. A fiery, funny, powerful talk.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; God; atheism; culture; politics; religion; science; 2002
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|Nathaniel Kahn on "My Architect" - TED.com|
Nathaniel Kahn shares clips from his documentary "My Architect," about his quest to understand his father, the legendary architect Louis Kahn. It's a film with meaning to anyone who seeks to understand the relationship between art and love.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; architecture; children; design; entertainment; film; south asia; storytelling; 2002
|David Macaulay's Rome Antics - TED.com|
David Macaulay relives the winding and sometimes surreal journey toward the completion of Rome Antics, his illustrated homage to the historic city.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; MacArthur grant; art; arts; book; cities; communication; culture; design; entertainment; humor; storytelling; 2002
|David Rockwell builds at Ground Zero - TED.com|
In this emotionally charged conversation with journalist Kurt Andersen, designer David Rockwell discusses the process of building a viewing platform at Ground Zero shortly after 9/11.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; New York; architecture; arts; cities; collaboration; culture; death; design; disaster relief; interview; memory; urban planning; 2002
|Dean Kamen on inventing and giving - TED.com|
Inventor Dean Kamen lays out his argument for the Segway and offers a peek into his next big ideas (portable energy and water purification for developing countries).
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; business; cars; education; industrial design; innovation; invention; robots; science; social change; sustainability; technology; third world; transportation; 2002